Jagdstaffel 49 was formed on 23rd December 1917, with Ltn. Franz Ray, named as the Commanding Officer, who already had 9 victories. Franz Ray had previously been with Jasta 28.
He was also the first pilot to obtain 5 victories with the new unit, and shot down his 14th victory on the 2nd July 1917.
On the 22nd October Ray was ordered to Berlin to test a new aircraft design, and command of the Staffel went to Ltn. Hermann Habich.
During the time Ltn. Ray was with Jasta 49, which was from the 15th December 1917 untill the 22nd October 1918, he was to shoot down 8 machine, for a total of 17 victories.
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